A Wizard's Pilgimage
Nymia is a petite beauty. She is 5ft tall and weighs only 90 lbs. Her olive skin rarely burns and she has faint freckles on her cheeks and nose. Her eyes are large, heavy lidded, and brown. She has short brown hair that unpleasantly sticks out behind her ears and neck.
Nymia is very reserved and shows little emotion. She doesn’t shrink from threats, challenges, difficulties, or pain and acts on convictions, which can make her very intimidating. She loves to master new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge, whether on one's own or formally through education. However, she has moments of apathetical disinterest and shows no sympathy or concern about certain things if she finds it pointless to know about. She lacks and fears to trust people. Once she has made up her mind, she will learn failure or success from the consequences. She will not change her attitude or position on something in spite of a good argument or reason. If she is confronted, she will not hesitate to use her sharp wit and attitude.
Nymia Strix was born at Strix Manor in 1995. By the age of six months old she showed talent in Metamorphmagus and by the age of one she could change small characteristics about her appearance, such as hair colour. Her mother Honovina Wappes was a Pureblood witch, as well as half British and half Chippewa Native American. The meaning of her name is derived from the masculine form of Honovi; meaning Snake Priest, which was no surprise when she ended up in Slytherin. Throughout most of her later years of married life, she was put under the Imperius Curse and not until after the birth of her daughter did she resist. Her father Garnett Strix was a Pureblood wizard, despite being disowned and removed from the family tree by his Great-Grandfather, Phineas Black II. He was sentenced to life imprisonment and sent to Azkaban for killing his wife and for his active participation as a Death Eater.
Nymia was taken in by her only living relative; Her mother’s lunatic brother. Elpis Wappes was a bit off his rocker but when it came to protecting his neice, he was a wizard (pun intended). He moved them to a small fisherman’s island in Italy; Isola dei Pescatori; where no one could find them. Although it is considered against Wizarding laws, he put her on an easy learning regime of making potions and antidotes, as well as a Veritaserum Antidote. A few months after his imprisonment and during the high security breakout of Azkaban, Garnett Strix was among those that escaped and went searching for his daughter. He eventually found them and murdered Elpis in an attempt to take Nymia with him when he re-joined with the Death Eater’s. She was saved by two Auror’s who hunted him down and he was forced to disapparate back to London. Garnett was captured and killed two years later during the Second Wizarding War in 1998.
She was moved to Number Nine Newington Way, Borough of Southwark, London and put in the care of a Squib guardian, Aggie Haworth. Despite being underage after her uncle’s death and father’s previous imprisonment, she inherited two new house elfs, a pet Lynx, and a substantial amount of money from Elpis’ will. Haworth put her into many Muggle schools until she turned 11. On her 11th birthday Haworth gave Nymia the elegant wand her uncle had bought for her before his death but it was said to hold no magical power, so they bought her a new one before her enrollment at Hogwarts. The heartstring of an Adlet clearly had magical abilities but she never used the wand and forgot all about it until after she left Hogwarts an returned to Strix Manor for the first time in 18 years. She graduated as a Gryffindor and regardless of the mundane lives they led during her younger years in Muggle school, she admired their knack for technologically advanced communication and entertainment. Even though she loved learning in general, her favourite subjects at Hogwarts where Potions, Charms, and Defence Against the dark Arts. Although she loved the class, she preferred to gather information for Muggle Studies by firsthand-experience and reading novels of all genres on her return home on the holidays. As for her social interaction at Hogwarts, she was that shy, loner that was always bullied or made fun of by the Slytherin's. Particularly the nickname 'nimrod'.
Defence Against the Dark Arts (2)
Study of Ancient Runes (1)
Muggle Studies (2)
12.5", Alder & Adlet heartstring. Glossy black, ornately carved, and springy.
7.25", Willow & Dragon heartstring. Finely carved and swishy but the wood has started to fade and crack. Bought at Ollivanders.
She fears death/ The death of her mother and uncle.
Black, ice cold mist, that cannot be penetrated by light, sound, or heat and makes her feel like she is locked inside of a self-prison.
Amortentia (love potion smell):
Old books, musky fur, and the scent of rain.
Animagi (Dire-Wolf. Pure white fur with large, round, brown eyes). She purposely failed her test so she could evade registering with the Ministry of Magic.
Lynx: Silenus is a large male, Canada Lynx. The feline has dense silvery brown fur with black markings. It has a furry ruff resembling a double-pointed beard, a short tail with a black tip, long furry tufted ears, and large rounded yellow-green eyes. Its long legs are broad and the feet are thickly furred to aid in traveling through deep snow. He is very cautious around strangers and almost as smart as a Kneazle.
Owl: Cresswell is a large female, Northern Hawk Owl. The owl’s plumage is relatively dark brown with off white spotted pattern on all dorsal parts of her body. The back of the neck has a black v-shaped pattern. Her underbelly is white with brown bands down the breast and stomach. She has a long tail with brown banding, a smokey white face with a black border, a flat head, yellow eyes and a yellow curved beak. She is a really picky eater but very playful and vocal.
Makoons: has clay pale skin, large pointy bat-like ears, a potato shaped nose, and dark blue beady eyes. He wears a dark brown burlap sack and twine as a belt. He mumbles to himself but is a genuinely happy elf.
Zuna: has ecru pale skin, small bat-like ears, a short pencil thin nose, black short hair, and round hazel eyes. She wears a silver silk tea towel like a toga. She has a high pitched voice that goes an octave up when she turns bright red from embarrassment.